CCS 285 - For Everyone Born by The Beyond the Walls Choir with Cathy Baker, Jerry Dale Jr, Jodi Donald, Jon Donald, Nadine Manson, Fiona Muir, Alistair Muir, Erik Nilsen, Carla Nilsen, Steve Ottenson, Bonny Reckner, Troy Roach, Pam Robison, Anthony Smith, Dave Thatcher, Isabelle Williams, David Wilson, and Michael Karpowicz, piano.
For everyone born, a place at the table, for everyone born, clean water and bread, a shelter, a space, a safe place for growing, for everyone born, a star overhead.
And God will delight when we are creators of justice and joy, compassion and peace: yes, God will delight when we are creators of justice, justice and joy.
For woman and man, a place at the table, revising the roles, deciding the share, with wisdom and grace dividing the power, for woman and man, a system that’s fair.
For young and for old, a place at the table, a voice to be heard, a part in the song, the hands of a child in hands that are wrinkled, for young and for old, the right to belong.
For queer and for straight, a place at the table, for trans and for gay, a welcoming place, a rainbow of race and gender and colour, for queer and for straight, the chalice of grace,
For everyone born, a place at the table, to live without fear, and simply to be, to work, to speak out, to witness and worship, for everyone born, the right to be free.
New Zealand/U.S.A. 188.8.131.52. and refrain FOR EVERYONE BORN
Words: Shirley Erena Murray, 1931– ; Sp. tr. John Glaser, 1961– ; Fr. tr. Ervelyne Bernard, 1973–